Monday, April 23, 2018

Adamant by Lisa Bevere

Bevere realizes the word adamant has special meaning. It indicates a diamond kind of stability. Jesus is our rock, our adamant. Simon had his name changed to Peter, rock. God is adamant in His love and mercy toward us. Surprisingly, God is also adamant in His hate. Bevere writes about our being adamant too, such as in our speaking.

I found much in this book that was not new to me. It is a good reminder of God's rock solid love and mercy. Bevere also encourages readers to be rock solid in our Christian life and character. I would have liked some practical tips and suggested actions to help readers put her teaching into practice. There are a couple of Appendixes filled with useful Scriptures.

My favorite part of the book was the section on the distinction between truth and what is true. I had never thought of this before. What is true could be true for the moment, such as that it is not raining right now. Living in the Pacific Northwest, that may not be true for long. But truth is for all time and all people. What a great distinction.

This book is good for Christians who have difficulty believing God loves them unconditionally. Bevere shares stories from her own experiences and stories from the Bible to illustrate her teaching.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Lisa Bevere is a New York Times bestselling author. Her books have sold millions of copies worldwide. She and her husband, John Bevere, cofounded Messenger International, an organization committed to developing uncompromising followers of Christ who transform the world. When not traveling, she lives in Colorado with her family. Find out more at www.lisabevere.com.

Revell, 256 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
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